OpenJDK Bug Tracking Project

Steve Poole spoole at
Sun Mar 6 08:49:56 PST 2011

On 06/03/11 14:26, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Sun, March 6, 2011 11:56, Steve Poole wrote:
>> On 04/03/11 18:41, Mark Wielaard wrote:
>>>> Let's be clear - there are not that
>>>> many good candidates to choose from.   Personally I'd rather we
>>>> identified a few candidates and discussed their relative merits.
>>> Yeah, I agree it is easier to discuss these things against a few
>>> concrete candidates.
>>>> My candidates
>>>> Bugzilla
>>>> Jira
>>>> Rational Team Concert
>>> That last two are non-free proprietary products so out of scope.
>> Why does that make them out of scope?
> Simply because openjdk is a free software project and community.
> As Andrew pointed out, the openjdk bug tracking FAQ explicitly
> states proprietary solutions like Jira are out of scope:
> "The other primary reason: we want to fully embrace the Open
> Source paradigm"
That's interesting,    Personally I don't see a problem with using non 
free systems.  Infrastructure of any sort is never free - someone always 
has to pay for it.    Oracle or IBM or some other sponsor has to be  
willing to stump up the cash for the required hosting at the very 
least.  If they are willing to go further and spend money on a  
licence/support for a system we desire - why should the OpenJDK 
community turn down such an opportunity?

>>> But I agree that Bugzilla is pretty nice and powerful.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Mark

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